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vagina

Pronunciation: va-ji'na, -ne

Definition: The part of the genital canal in the female, extending between the cervix of the uterus and the vestibule; it is an organ of copulation that receives the penis during sexual intercourse.

Synonym(s): sheath1

[L. sheath, the vagina]

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